Baron - TriPack started a recent read-only thread on "Gems . . . ." The format allows him to post comments without the usual banter that goes on in regular open-style forums. Many threads start out on topic then after 5 or 10 pages degenerate into name-calling and accusations that takes the thread totally off topic. People trying to wade through the mess finding snippets of conversation, etc. How about an option for the thread-initiator to check a box marked read-only. Then he can post at will without getting smacked from all sides by the few who do nothing but rile up the legit posters. Anyone with questions can PM the thread owner and he can post the answers if they're approriate to the topic.